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Stroke Clinical Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata pa
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Part Time
Are you a registered nurse who wants to make a difference within Stroke Care? Do you have the skills and knowledge to provide excellent nursing care? Do you have an interest in looking after stroke patients as part of a team who provide emergency care for patients across the region? If yes,join the dynamic UHDB Stroke team.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist as a secondment, to join our Stroke team at Royal Derby Hospital. Applicants for this role will have a keen interest in caring for acutely unwell patients, combined with an ability to provide care in a compassionate and dignified manner and developing services within stroke.

You will join an established team of clinicians, therapists and nursing staff who possess both experience and clinical expertise with the Hyper-Acute and Acute Stroke Units which includes clinical assessment and treatment including on site thrombolysis and liaising with other Trusts for thrombectomy.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a forward thinking individual, with strong leadership skills, who wants to make a real difference for patients who have had a stroke and their family as well as developing staff through training and education. Supporting and developing the stroke specialist nursing serviceacross the organisation.

Contribute to the provision of specialist nursing for stroke patients, practicing within the multidisciplinary team, providing nursing advice to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients/clients with a diagnosis of a stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) and relatives/carers in collaboration with the CNS team leader and the multi-disciplinary team, in line with local and national targets.

The role will include assessing acute stroke patients in a variety of settings including ED, other inpatient areas and TIA clinic. It will also be expected that the individual will support the multidisciplinary stroke team in facilitating recovery and discharge from the acute setting. The individual will also be expected to assist in thrombolysis, educate and supervise staff and support patients and their families with secondary prevention advice and support the completion of SSNAP data.

Closing date of applications: 24 April 2024

Interview date: 8 May 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Shortlisting criteria


  • NMC registration
  • Acute Post Registration experience
  • Leadership experience within a clinical setting at B6/7


  • Communication courses
  • ILS
  • Assessment skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road


DE22 3NE

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